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Animal Rescue So a little about what goes on…..

To anyone who has loved a furball, adopted, rescued, or just wants to help animals, I am dedicating a page on my site to all the people that help our furry friends. I am involved with quite a few rescues that do different things, all of which help the furbabies. We can’t save them all but we can do what we can do.

Some do cross posting, which means sending out emails to our wonderful friends and relatives that will then pass them on to someone who will in turn pass it on to their lists. It’s like the old shampoo commercial. If you tell 2 people who tell 2 people who tell 2 more and so on and so on and so on….. someone somewhere will rescue one of the thousands of homeless animals. It’s frustrating, time consuming, and sometimes your friends say stop sending these to me, it’s depressing and overwhelming. Yes, it is, but someone has to do it, and you have to pass it on, then let go, and let god as some would say.

Some do nonprofit work, and go into shelters and pull (save) whatever animals they can at their own expense and time and try to find temporary shelter for them. Such heartache. I remember looking in the kennels to adopt a dog, and sobbed my way out, wanting to take everyone of them out of there. Knowing the ones who don’t get out will be put to sleep. Thousands are killed everyday, some more humanely than others, but that’s another story. There are terrible ways for these guys to go, heartstick, gas chambers, etc. and kinder ways by injection, but no matter what, they lose their life. Some people ARE that temporary shelter, these are foster parents that kindly take in animals for whatever length of time they need until a permanent home is found. This is unbelievable and heart wrenching to me, once I bond I don’t know how you let go, but for the sake of the animals they do it all the time. They are a needed blessing in the rescue circle.

Some are transporters. These are people that are volunteers who drive to help get dogs from one place to another. I will list some of these wonderful organizations on my site. What usually happens is, a route is established, (I usually do south to the north) Virginia, the Carolinas, etc get the animals out of the kill shelters and up to New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine or wherever into safe rescue. Some of these are just everyday people driving their cars, some are people flying planes, or driving trucks up the interstate. All are screened and approved.

There are so many wonderful organizations and no kill shelters, but I would like to just add a few links to the ones I have either worked with, donated time or money to, or just plain believe in. If you would like to help or get involved in anyway, please feel free to contact me .

My new site www.paws4laughter.com  is coming soon. There is a facebook page i’m building too, www.facebook.com/Paws4laughter and this is a company I’m forming to do comedy shows to raise money and awareness for shelters and rescues. Please check back and check the calender often. If any comics would like to do a show, please contact me anytime!! I will gladly use you!!?

Some wonderful quotes …. Definitely worth remembering!!

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged on the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“It’s not only what we do, but what we fail to do, for which we are accountable.” Moliere (1622-1673)

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Thanks….

Sheila Kay

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